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A man wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, cycles on the street in Thokoza, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, April 3, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
As Africa locks down, some deliveries of aid are threatenedMore than half of Africa’s 54 countries have closed their land, air and sea borders, while fears rise that the coronavirus-related restrictions are delaying access to critical aid
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Police remove foreign migrants from the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town, Sourth Africa, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The migrants, who had been sheltering there for months, refused to leave the church and had previously demanded that South Africa relocate them to other countries, including the United States and Canada, because they had been victims of xenophobic threats in South Africa last year. (AP Photo)
South African cops storm Cape Town church to expel migrantsSouth African police wearing riot gear have forced their way into a church in central Cape Town to remove hundreds of migrants who had been sheltering there for months
The Associated Press1 day ago
Un hombre que porta un cubrebocas como medida ante el coronavirus camina enfrente de personas formadas para realizar compras en Duduza, al este de Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica, el jueves 2 de abril de 2020. (AP Foto/Themba Hadebe)
Africa faces an 'existential threat' as virus cases spreadHealth officials say some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, medical workers oversee the disinfection of streets in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus in Qamishli, Syria. Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the global upheaval caused by the new coronavirus as a threat but also as an opportunity to strike harder than before, asserting that the virus is punishment for non-Muslims while also urging followers to repent and take care of themselves. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad, File)
Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunityThe Islamic State group and al-Qaida are seeing the coronavirus pandemic as a chance to strike harder than ever
The Associated Press1 day ago
LGBT community raided in Uganda over social distancingA gay rights leader in Uganda says 20 members of the local LGBT community have been detained after police raided their shelter and accused them of violating coronavirus-related social distancing measures
The Associated Press2 days ago
US again accused of killing civilians in Somalia airstrikesThe U.S. military is facing more allegations of killing civilians with airstrikes in Somalia, and now says it will address the issue more fully in upcoming public reports
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ethiopia postpones major election because of coronavirusEthiopia's election set for August has been postponed as the national election board says the coronavirus makes it impossible to prepare
The Associated Press3 days ago
Relatives and friends wait outside as the body of 13-year-old Yasin Hussein Moyo is washed prior to burial, at the Kariakor cemetery in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The family of a 13-year-old boy is in mourning after police in Kenya's capital are accused of shooting him dead while enforcing a coronavirus curfew. Kenya’s police inspector general has ordered an investigation into the boy’s death by “stray bullet,” including a forensic analysis of all firearms held by officers at the scene.  (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
13-year-old shot dead; Kenyan police enforcing curfew blamedThe family of a 13-year-old boy is in mourning after police in Kenya's capital are accused of shooting him dead while enforcing a coronavirus curfew
The Associated Press3 days ago
A man sits on a balcony at a block of flats in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March, 30, 2020. Zimbabwe went into a lockdown for 21 days in an effort to curb the spread of the coronoavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems,it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
In Zimbabwe, 'you win coronavirus or you win starvation'As Zimbabwe enters lockdown, people in the economically shattered country are forced to choose between daily survival and measures to protect themselves from the coronavirus
The Associated Press4 days ago
Traders sell food at a busy market, which are no longer permitted to sell any non-food items in an attempt to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leadersUgandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is criticizing African governments for not maintaining better health care systems for the continent's 1.3 billion people
The Associated Press5 days ago
A Somali paramedic trains people to use corona kits during awareness training in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, March, 19, 2020. The Somali government has announced the closure schools universities and a ban or large gathering and events for two weeks effective. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough and the vast majority recover in 2-6 weeks but for some especially older adults and the people with existing health issues, the virus that causes COVID-19 can result in more severe illness, including pneumonia.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmareNearly three decades of conflict, extremist attacks, drought, disease and even a devastating new outbreak of locusts have strained Somalia
The Associated Press5 days ago
FILE— This is a Sept. 21, 2010 file photo of Guinea president Alpha Conde at the People's Hall in Conakry, Guinea. The West African nation of Guinea is defying the coronavirus pandemic to hold a controversial referendum on Sunday March 22, 2020, that could allow the president to stay longer in power.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, FILE)
Guinea voters back change that could extend president's ruleProvisional results indicate Guinea has overwhelmingly voted for a constitutional change that could see the president remain in power for two more terms. Nearly 92% of voters on March 22 supported the change that would keep the two-term limit on presidencies, but increase terms from five years to six
The Associated Press6 days ago
South African National Defense Forces patrol the Men's Hostel in the densely populated Alexandra township east of Johannesburg, Saturday, March 28, 2020, enforcing a strict lockdown in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of AfricaVirus-prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of Africa as countries impose lockdowns and curfews or seal off major cities
The Associated Press6 days ago
Police force ferry passengers to lie face down on the ground after firing tear gas and detaining them, after new measures aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus instead caused a crowd to form outside the ferry in Mombasa, Kenya Friday, March 27, 2020. The new measures required public transport vehicles to drop passengers 1km away and walk to the ferry terminal and then queue, but passengers fearing they would get stuck before a 7pm curfew started crowding to get on causing police to fire tear gas and round up the passengers. (AP Photo)
'Go home!' South Africa has 1st death as lockdown beginsA three-week lockdown has begun in South Africa as the country announced its first coronavirus death and cases rose well above 1,000
The Associated Press7 days ago
A street vendor wearing surgical glove, to protect against coronavirus, sells face musks at a minibus taxi station in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, March 26, 2020.  South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in a few hours, in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
'Terrified' South Africa nears lockdown; cases almost 1,000South Africa's president has appeared in full military uniform for the first time since the end of apartheid and told troops to be a "force of kindness" as a coronavirus lockdown begins at midnight
The Associated Press8 days ago
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